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From Billboard - October 3, 1964: Patti brings back 12 romantic favorites with the same find, direct quality that has endeared her to millions for so many years. Among the tunes are "Where Or When," "Try A Little Tenderness" and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie," Patti devotes the album to lovers everywhere – and aren't we all, especially when listening to the great Patti? Should do very well commercially.
From Billboard - June 8, 1963: For some time Duane Eddy has been with another label, but the passing of several years have not dimmed the excitement of his earlier Jamie material. In fact, the older sides are very close in concept to the surf sound which features the gutty guitar. This collection has one of his biggest early hits, "Rebel Rouser," along with "Up And Down," "I Almost Lost My Mind," "Komotion," "Hard Times" and "Moovin' N' Groovin'." Live audience sounds behind the tracks contribute a measure of extra excitement.
From Billboard - March 15, 1969: Miss Cantrell starts off this Chuck Sagle arranged and conducted LO with an exciting "Those Were The Days," on which she takes the varied beats with ease. Other songs include a honky-tonk version of "Your Mother Should Know," a dramatic "When The World Was Young" and a flying "Mr. Bojangles."
From Billboard - February 13, 1961: Maestro Slatkin, who recently experienced some success on the singles charts, comes up with his second fine mood music package in Liberty's new Premiere series of super-sound sets. Taking a cue from the pic title themes, most of them from movies, including "Laura," "The Sundowners," "Never On A Sunday," "Smile" and the non-movie, "Last Date," Material is lushly orchestra for strings and chorus and the sound is handsome. Die-cut cover, too, is a standout. This can do business.
From the back cover: I've known the Crickets for the past six years, and I've worked many shows with them. Invariably they have "stopped" those shows. They've toured the U.S., Europe and Canada, made appearances on such national TV shows as "American Bandstand" and "The Ed Sullivan Show" and in 1963 they made a movie in England entitled "Just For Fun"! So you can see that The Crickets are worth chirping about!
Jerry Allison, the founder and leader of the group, started in the music business with Buddy Holly, with whom he collaborated in the writing of such hits as "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day." Jerry, a tremendous drummer, also sings background on several songs in this album.
Sonny Curtis is the guy who plays the swinging lead guitar. Sonny is responsible for penning such hits as "Walk Right Back" (recorded by the Everly Brothers).
Our man on piano is the versatile Glenn Hardin. He also doubles on the clavietta and the newly developed Fender-Rhodes piano-bass. His shenanigans on the 88 never fail to astonish audiences everywhere.
Last and far from least, we round out the Crickets with good looking, personable Jerry Naylor – lead singer extraordinarie. He turns in excellent performances on songs like "Come On" and the hit Cricket single, "Lonely Avenue." He's considered by many musicians to be the best Stateside wailer of that movin' grooving' Liverpool Sound. – Sam Riddle, KFWB - Hollywood
From Billboard - November 4, 1957: Here's a set that can click with harmonica fans. Diamond's technique is highly listenable on a series of standards that range from romantic ballads to Latin-American numbers. Selections include "Mam'selle," " Dolores" and "The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful."
From Billboard - December 12, 1964: This package follows the current trend of dishing out lush instrumental versions of songs made popular by vocalists. Roy Orbison has a lot of hits to his credit and even though these instrumental treatments lack the spark of the original, they serve a purpose.